The Berkeley Optometry clinic diagnoses, treats, and manages a wide array of vision and eye-related conditions. If you require more specialized treatment, we can diagnose it here and refer you to one of our specialty clinics. Our goal is to keep your vision sharp and your eyes healthy.

Our Services

We offer comprehensive eye exams, which include prescriptions for glasses and/or contact lenses, and ocular screenings that check the health of your eyes. We will evaluate your eyes for the following:

  • Corneal Disease / Foreign Bodies
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Diabetic & Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Tumors
  • Central Retinal Vein/Artery Occlusion
  • Computer Screen Problems
  • Vision Problems Affecting Learning
  • and more…

What should I expect at my comprehensive eye exam?

After checking in and completing a health history form, you will be seen by a clinician who will carry out screening tests (such as checking eye muscle movement and peripheral vision) and check for any eyeglass prescription. The health of the front of the eye and your eye pressure will be taken before dilation drops are instilled. Once your eyes have been dilated, your clinician will assess the health of the inside and back of your eyes. 

Common Vision Issues

Click on an item below to learn more about common vision issues.

Vision Facts

61 million adults in the US are at high risk for serious vision loss, but only half visited an eye doctor in the past 12 months (ref: CDC).

Approximately 11 million Americans aged 12 years and older could improve their vision through proper refractive correction (ref: CDC)

Contact Us

Appointments can be made in person or by telephone.

UC Berkeley Optometry 
200 Minor Addition
Berkeley, CA 94720-2020 

(510) 643-2860

Clinic Chief
Meredith Whiteside, OD, FAAO
Associate Clinical Professor